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Paul alfors (Alfors)
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Lilia (Lili) Araujo
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After reading profiles I decided to add a little bit of what has happened in my life.
Graduated from Moorhead State then St. Cloud State.  Went overseas and worked for military.  Returned to USA and worked in every State in the Union but the far Northeast of country.  Settled working for HS in the West and after arriving in Oregon decided to quit the Feds and work for the State.  Just retired from being a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Oregon.  In 2016 after retiring drove cross country to Florida via the northern route.  Loved every minute of it.  Stopped at National Parks and Monuments.  Wow!  What a beautiful country we live in!  Yep I ended a sentence with a preoposition, sorry Ms. Goins.  I took two months to arrive in Florida.  What a trip!
Went back to Cuba in September 2017 to scatter my mom's and bother's ashes.  Was not allowed to do so by the Cuban authorities.  They were scattered in Cuban waters.  Better than nothing. I accomplished my promise to them.
The Cuban people living conditions are atrocious but somehow they survive and live a day at a time.  Now I truly know why I have survived so many difficult times in my life. 
I will be driving up to Minnesota via as many National Parks as possible.  No time schedule except to get to St. Louis Park by 21 September 2018.  (21 September is my 57th year anniversary of arriving in the US from Cuba) (Remember Sparky? Woodstock?) I truly tried living my life as the words of The "Associations song "Windy"- Who is tripping down the streets of the city; Smilin' at everybody she sees; Who's reachin' out to capture a moment; Everyone knows it's "Lili")
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See you in September!
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Katherine Dell (Dahl ODell)
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I am looking forward to coming to the reunion.   I was one of those graduates of 68 but had minimal interactions in high school.  I met my husband as a freshman.  He was 4 years older and went to the U so my life existed outside of Park.

I am currently retired from a lifelong career of being educated (I have a few degrees) and also being an educator.  That happens when your an overachiever married into a family with doctors.  Somehow, ya gotta measure up.  Obviously, that didn’t work out as planned even though we were together over 25 years and have 3 children. 

My daughter and her husband died and left me with a 4 year old daughter and a 5 month old baby to raise just about the time I was thinking that an escape to Ireland would be cool.  Man how life changes.  So, I can claim that I bet I am the only one of us to have been a senior citizen and also have had a kindergartner.

I currently am still parenting a teenager.  Shawn is s freshman at Minnetonka and I also have a daughter that is 18. So, I really have 5 children, not 3.  That will let you know why I am still a bit crazy.  Working as an educator in alternative education with high risk adolescents for 30+ years also may be a reason why.

My life isn’t what I thought it would be when I graduated 50 years ago, but I  am blessed.  I own my own home, have a cabin on Lake  Osakis, and have had a life filled with unexpected adventures.  Currently, my life is nonstop baseball as my youngest plays for the high school and is in a Travel Baseball team the rest of the season.
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Judy Golden ( Ogorinsky)
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I moved to Israel in 1970 after studying for two years at the U of M.  Lived on a kibbutz, studied ceramics in Jerusalem, married a new immigrant from Argentina and moved to live permanently on a communal agricultural settlement called Moshav Kochav Michael Sobell.  Our moshav is located in the southern part of the country not far from Ashkelon.  In the beginning, my husband and I raised various types of flowers for export along with livestock for local produce.  When my three children grew older, I returned to college, completed a teacher's degree in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) and began teaching at a local elementary school.  I taught for 20 years and during this time also completed my master's degree in education at Loughborough University in England specializing in the instruction of children with learning difficulties, dyslexia and autism.  After retiring from the Ministry of Education, I returned to my high school favorite pastime:  art.  Now, in addition to giving private language lessons, I keep myself busy with personal and public mosaic projects and of course babysitting my 8 grandchildren. 
This will be the first high school reunion I will be attending.  Looking forward to seeing many familiar faces and sharing memories with old friends.
  
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David Hokenson
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After St. Louis Park High, I graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield with a history major and a teaching credential. I received my only job offer that fall in Preston in southeastern Minnesota. I taught social studies for 35 years in Preston-Fountain and Fillmore Central schools (same school, just merged together with Harmony). In the 10 years since retirement, my wife and I have traveled around the United States and Europe, including a winter sojourn each year to Hawaii. With my wife, we have hosted 28 foreign exchange students at our house, and have many great memories from doing that. Send David a MessageSend David a Message
Ellen Joseph
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Hi Everyone!  The reunion committee is excited for our big 50th event!  Be sure to sign up soon! Send Ellen  a MessageSend Ellen a Message
Nathan (was Nicky) Linsk
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Retired social work professor from University of Illinois at Chicago where I headed the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center for 20+ years. My husband of 33 years died last April, have a new partner and live in Oak Park Illinois. Daughter from earlier marriage and a stepson and their spouses round our family. Did projects in Africa and Eastern Europe for many years. Hope I can get to reunion and catch up with everyone! Send Nathan (was Nicky) a MessageSend Nathan (was Nicky) a Message
Nancy McKeon (Moline)
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Hi, We have three chidren and 15 grandchildren. Live in South Carolina where we love our church and friends! Been married to Jim Moline for 46 years! He graduated from Richfield High. Our odest grandchild is 20 and youngest a year and a half. Send Nancy a MessageSend Nancy a Message
Greg Peterson
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I moved to Las Vegas 6 years ago to retire.  I still play golf a lot and I am loving the desert life!  Send Greg a MessageSend Greg a Message
Janice Roberts (Martin)
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 I left Minnesota after my jr. year at UofM in 1971 for California, where I met my husband--a native of NY city.  We came to the 10th year reunion in 1978, and he was shocked that I couldn't remember all of my 700+ classmates!  We recently went to his 50th high school reunion with a class size of 100 and he personally knew all 25 people who came to it. I hope I can do better this time.

Although I was back for visits, they were short ones.  But most recently, I spent a lot of time in 2010 and 2011 in St. Louis Park to help my 95-year-old mother after a stroke.  That meant emptying her home of 60 years of accumulated STUFF and navigating the health care and nursing home/assisted living labyrinth.  My older brother was living with Mom and he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Mom passed away in 2011 and within months my brother followed.   Throughout this trying time, I had been loved and supported by my Mom's friends and neighbors and Westwood Lutheran Church.  I came to realize what was so special about St. Louis Park. It made me want to reconnect with my former classmates.

My husband and I will celebrate 44 years together this year and those years have really flown by.  My personal favorite times have been watching our two beautiful thirty-something daughters venture out into the world and explore their options, make life choices, find their mates for life and now make their mark on the world.  Of course, there were mundane times of being overworked and stressed out with major moves from Palo Alto, CA to Rochester, NY to Ridgefield, CT and then to Syracuse, NY where we were for 16 years.  The most recent move was to St. Louis, MO in 2001 and we are still here.  Being in the middle of the country (literally) has its advantages and it has made a good base for us to explore all 50 states as well as about 100 countries.

My family didn't travel far when I was growing up (usually "up North"), so I looked forward to going places with my high school classmates. 
have fond memories of the History trip to Washington DC and the Amish country and to New York with the Drama club, and hiking, camping, and canoeing with my Girl Scout troop.  I also have fond memories of the horrible sunburn I got in Galveston, TX after meeting Mr. JC Penney (my "boss') in Houston at the DECA convention.

My husband is from New York City and a math and finance person,  so he's the 
ying to my yang, as I pursued psychology, sociology and
anthropology (with an Art hobby on the side) in college, graduating from San Jose State.  We met when I was working at Stanford University in Educational Psychology and he was getting his MBA there.  In 1974, we had an intimate wedding in a garden in Afton, MN.

He started out in finance with a major corporation in Rochester, NY while I worked in research at the University.  It turned out I loved writing (non-fiction) as well and that took me on and into many areas of volunteer and freelance journalism work as we moved our family from state to state.  I also was able to incorporate my love of photography which I can trace to my maternal grandfather and my mother and which became a career path for one of my daughters. The travel bug was also passed along to our kids and we enjoyed taking them along as kids and now as adults. One is a pediatrician in Oregon and the other is working with non-profits on urban revitalization in Kansas City, so travel to visit them is also high on our priority list.

Considering that we're "approaching" 70, we thank our lucky stars we can still do all the things we would like to do.  But we never know when that will change and the day will come when we are forced to slow down.  Then I hope to find the time to write...about those travels, or my memoirs, or a mystery-thriller...something Fiction for a change.
 
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